The Hanji Box

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The Hanji Box

The Hanji Box

  • PG-13
  • 2016
  • 59mins
Hannah, a recently divorced art historian has decided to downsize. She is selling the house in the country that she has lived in for 18 years. Her adopted daughter Rose is helping her pack up the house. But Rose, to her mother’s dismay, resists cleaning out her own room, despite the fact that she left the house and moved in with her boyfriend some time ago.The tension between mother and daughter escalates until finally, an item of great importance to both of them gets broken: Rose’s Hanji box—made from traditional Korean paper—that Hannah and her husband had bought for Rose years ago in Koreatown. Or did they? Rose claims to have brought it with her from Korea—a gift from her biological birthmother. Determined to prove Rose wrong, and to fix the box, Hannah takes the train to Koreatown to find the store where she bought the box. In the process, she embarks on a journey of cultural discovery and adoption—her own.